Visual Evoked Potentials for TBI Diagnosis

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Program
Contract: W81XWH-14-C-0007
Agency Tracking Number: H132-011-0034
Amount: $149,991.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: DHP13-011
Solicitation Number: 2013.2
Small Business Information
35 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02421-
DUNS: 111046152
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ned Sahin
 (781) 879-1239
Business Contact
 Renee Wong
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: (781) 879-1286
Research Institution
War-fighters in forward combat settings are frequently exposed to concussive events (e.g., explosions, accidents, and falls), but resources for diagnosing mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs) in these settings are limited. As such, soldiers with impaired cognitive states are often sent into combat situations, exposing them to unnecessary risk and increasing the likelihood of long-term health consequences. TIAX seeks to develop a system for detecting mTBI by measuring EEG signals associated with a visual stimulus. Characteristics of these visual-evoked potentials, according to our proprietary technologies and algorithms, will be used to generate an mTBI metric, providing medical personnel with a standardized, physiology-based means of diagnosing mTBI. The envisioned device will be portable, durable, and easy to use, making it suitable for use in Level II+ medical-treatment facilities, thus filling a critical gap in military capabilities.

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